About Arturo Grasso

I have a passion for helping people and from an early age wanted to become an attorney. My experience in international business has helped to prepare me for working with people of all kinds and on many different levels. I love being a problem solver and look forward to each new challenge. I respect the law and strive to help my clients achieve the justice that our legal system affords each person. I take great pride in helping people do what is right and just. I founded My Lawyer in Italy and put together a group of high quality specialists and associates to serve the legal needs of our community here and abroad. I want to do the very best for my clients and see that as my first priority.

The dual citizenship proceeding before the Court of Rome

Steps in a Dual Citizenship Court Proceeding The proceeding applies when a lawsuit is filed before the Court of Rome claiming citizenship as descendant of an Italian born ancestor. -The lawsuit is filed at the Civil Courthouse of Rome. It contains the summons and all the paperwork gathered to prove that you are a [...]

By |2019-08-12T21:23:22+00:00August 10th, 2019|Dual Citizenship|0 Comments

Italy’s Supreme Court vs. US Supreme Court

Italy's Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States: How do these highest courts in the land match up? On the most fundamental level, the differences that exist between the highest courts of Italy and the United States reflect their respective legal systems; Italy based on a civil law system and the United [...]

By |2019-08-11T10:33:19+00:00August 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Unavailable dates for an appointment?

When the Consulate has no appointment dates available. The Court of Rome has recently ruled that if the Consulate has no available date for the appointment within two years, the applicant is entitled to move to Court. According to the Italian procedural rules for citizenship by descend, an action can be brought to Court only [...]

By |2019-08-10T21:27:24+00:00March 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Precendents in the Italian Justicial System

Italian Judicial Precedents vs. Case-Law When considering the substantial differences that exist between the "case law" of a common law court decision or the "precedent" of an Italian court, it is instructive to examine how the differing courts function. A common law court relies on existing precedents for decisions, but may alter or diverge [...]

By |2019-08-11T09:53:30+00:00February 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Salvini Decree is law

On November 27, 2018 the Chamber of Deputies approved the Salvini Decree. 396 members were favourable, 99 contrary. The conversion law no. 132/2018 came into force Dec 4, 2018. The Salvini Decree brought several changes in the Italian citizenship law n. 91 of 1992, as: to acquire citizenship through marriage or residence in Italy [...]

By |2019-07-25T02:16:12+00:00November 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Salvini Decree update

The Salvini Decree has the go-ahead from the Senate (one of the two houses of the Italian Parliament).  The Senate voted for converting the decree into law on November 7, 2018. However, some changes were made to the initial text of the decree. Here are the changes: (new) To acquire citizenship through marriage or residence in [...]

By |2019-02-16T17:22:27+00:00November 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Salvini Decree on immigration and Italian citizenship

A recent decree which became effective October 5, 2018 has brought some substantial changes to the Italian citizenship law.  Known as the Salvini Decree it provides these changes: Proceedings for granting citizenship (a) by marriage or (b) by residence in Italy may now last 48 months (previously 24 months) Proceedings for citizenship iure sanguinis involving events prior to 1948 [...]

By |2019-02-16T17:22:31+00:00October 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The reasonable duration of the process according to the Italian Supreme Court

A recent ruling by the Italian Supreme Court has interpreted the provisions of the Pinto Act (Law no. 89/2001 ) in the sense that the length of the entire judgment, for all three grades (first instance court, appeal court and supreme court), should not exceed six years. Civil Cassation, Sixth Section., judgment of 2015.09.03 [...]

By |2019-08-10T21:00:29+00:00November 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Revocation of the provisional award: the Administration enjoys full discretion

The TAR of Milan recently reiterated the principle that the the contracting authority, even after the adoption of the provisional award has full discretion to proceed to its cancellation. Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) of Milan, Third Section, sentence 2013.07.18 n° 1913.

By |2019-02-16T17:22:41+00:00October 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments
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